The Torre dei Conti is a medieval fortified tower in Rome, Italy, located near the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The tower was one of the most impressive towers that dominated medieval Rome.See Torre dei Mellini and all Rome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.
It was built in 1238 by Richard Conti, brother of Pope Innocent III as a fortified residence for his family, the Conti di Segni, over one of the exedra of the portico of the four apses of the Imperial fora (The Temple of Peace) near the Forum of Nerva. The tower stood on the border of the territory of the rival family of the Frangipani.
Currently standing at 29 metres (95 ft), it was once 50–60 m tall, and gained the nickname of Torre Maggiore (Major Tower) for its size. Originally covered in travertine salvaged from the ruins of the Imperial Fora, this covering was in turn stripped for use in the construction of the Porta Pia in the 16th century, designed by Michelangelo.
The upper floors were destroyed by a series of earthquakes culminating in the earthquake of 1348, after which it was abandoned until 1620, when it was rebuilt by the Papal Chamber. Other earthquakes in 1630 and 1644 caused damage which was repaired at the end of the 17th century by Pope Alexander VIII, who added two buttresses.
With the opening of the Via Cavour in the 19th century and the Via dei Fori Imperiali in the early 20th century, the tower was left isolated from other buildings. In 1937, the tower was donated by Benito Mussolini to the Arditi (Italian stormtroopers), which retained ownership until 1943. The tower contains the mausoleum of General Alessandro Parisi, whose remains are preserved in an ancient Roman sarcophagus. Parisi, who died in an automobile accident in 1938, was the leader of the Arditi.
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小さな細い路地がある地域で、微妙に弯曲した通りを利用すると、方向音痴の私は迷子になってしまいます。 少し遠回りでも、この通りは真っ直ぐなので分かりやすいです。 距離はないので、それほど役には立ちませんが。 more »In an area with a small narrow alley, if I use a slightly crouching street, I who have no sense of direction will get lost. Even if it is a little roundabout, this street is straight and easy to understand. There is no distance, so it's not that useful.
Die römische Adelsfamilie Mellini hat diesen mittelalterlichen Wohnturm bauen lassen. Der Turm befindet sich in der Nähe der deutschen Nationalkirche Santa Maria dell´Anima. more »The Roman noble family Mellini has have built this medieval tower house. The tower is located close to the German national church Santa Maria dell ´ Anima.
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